Junior Drawing Badge Workshops, Dec 1 & 15

junior_drawing_largeJuniors will be working with professional teaching artist, Sis. Deborah, to complete their Drawing badge at two troop meetings on December 1 and December 15. Girls must attend both troop meetings to earn the badge.

The Junior Drawing badge is all about learning techniques to make your drawings even better. Girls will experiment with different art materials, learn how to add shading, get tips on perspective, use their imagination like a graphic artist, and make their own masterpiece. Finally, Juniors will have an art showcase in January displaying their masterpieces inshaAllah.

In addition to two sessions of drawing lessons with Sis. Deborah, girls will receive a Take-Home Masterpiece Kit, which includes the following:

  • 4 Sheets of Bristol Drawing paper
  • 2 Sheets of pastel paper
  • 1 General’s Brand Black Charcoal Pencil
  • 1 Prismacolor Kneaded eraser for removing or highlighting pencil, chalk, charcoal or pastel
  • 1 General’s Brand Black Graphite Pencil
  • 1 Black ink pen
  • 3 Blendable Primary Color Chalk Pastels
  • 1 Pre-cut Matte Board to display their best Masterpiece

About Sis Deborah:
Deborah Najiyyah Massassi-Browder is a professional Teaching Artist (an artist by heart and a teacher by profession) who works in the DMV area. Among those she serves are District of Columbia Public Schools, Prince George’s County Public Schools, Arlington County Public Schools, several non-profits and a private property management firm in Washington, DC.

She holds a Master of Arts in Teaching in secondary education from Tufts University, a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Cultural Anthropology and Africana Studies from Bard College in New York, and a diploma in Visual Arts from the Boston Arts Academy and the Massachusetts College of Art. Most importantly however, she holds this belief that we are all born “creatives,” and she is committed to the work of helping and guiding others to their own creative (re)awakenings.

Ms. Massassi-Browder has 7 years’ experience in classroom teaching, and over 15 years’ experience as a freelance painter/illustrator. Her work has been featured at the Sandra Gordon Gallery in Boston, MA, the Boston Center for the Arts and the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, MA, and at the Congress Heights Art and Culture Center in Washington, DC. She recently completed The Artist’s Way: A Course in Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self with DC-based Clinical Social Worker and renowned psychotherapist Paula D. Atkinson, and plans to begin work on her PhD in Art Therapy in the Fall of 2018. Her biggest inspiration is her 4-year old daughter and pint-sized guru, Sumayya Imaan.

ArtByNajiyyah.com / Paint Parties & Face Painting

What: Drawing Badge Workshop
Who: Juniors
When: Friday Troop Meetings, December 1 & 15, 2017, 6 – 8PM
Where: PGMA
Cost: $15/girl
Form: None

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No Troop Meeting This Friday, Nov 24

Troop AnnouncementAs salaamu alaikum PGMA Girl Scouts and Families,

There will not be a troop meeting this Friday, November 24. Enjoy your fall break.


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Reminder: Girl Scout Savannah Mandatory Interest Meeting, This Friday, Nov 17

PGMA Girl Scouts plan to travel to Savannah, Georgia, June 19 – 23, 2018, to visit the birthplace of the founder of Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon Low inshaAllah. Come to the Savannah Interest Meeting on Friday, November 17, 6-7:15PM at PGMA. A full itinerary and details will be provided at that time.

Package Includes:

  • Amtrak Transportation,
  • 1 night overnight train travel,
  • 3 nights hotel lodging,
  • 4 breakfasts,
  • 3 buffet or box lunches,
  • 3 full course dinners,
  • tour of Historic Savannah,
  • ecological activity (TBD),
  • Juliette Gordon Low House Museum,
  • free time at Tybee Island Beach and Savannah’s River Street District.


$450 per person quad (12 and under)
$535 per person quad (13 and up)
$650 per person double (adults)

Deposit Amount Due Date
1st November 17, 2017 $50
2nd December 15, 2017 $50 (12 & under)
$150 (13 & up)

The first deposit on November 17 is required to hold your spot. For additional questions about Savannah, please reach out to Sis. Alia at alia.kemet@gmail.com or Sis. Huda at hudahashim@yahoo.com.

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